Dos and Don’ts of Blogging About Your Divorce

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4420336383_b4ec1412f1_zThe experience of blogging can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. Chances are if you’re blogging about divorce, you’re going to get quite personal, but there are some things you need to keep in mind regarding the dos and don’ts. Today we’re going to talk about each area.

Dos of Blogging About Your Divorce

  • Share what you’re doing to stay positive.
  • Take responsibility where it’s due.
  • Set goals for the future.
  • Be careful who you allow to see it.
  • Focus on your children.

Don’ts of Divorce Blogging

  • Don’t bring your ill will online.
  • Don’t be self-centered.
  • Don’t air your dirty laundry.
  • Don’t embarrass your kids.
  • Don’t share anything that might hurt the process.
  • Don’t share anything that might stunt your personal development.

Why Would Anyone Want to Blog About Divorce?

If you have to ask that question, then you are probably unaware of how tolling it can be to end a marriage, especially when you’ve been together long enough to build a life and have kids. Blogging is great for self-expression, accountability, and looking to the future.

True, But Can’t You Just Keep a Journal?

Yes, you can. And there’s nothing wrong with that. You can even make your blog private, so only you or you and a few others are capable of seeing it. But many people choose to blog about their divorce because they feel a trusted audience can help them work through their issues in a productive — not destructive — way. They also have empathy for others going through what they’re going through and would like to provide hope however they can.

Blogging about divorce is not for everyone, and if you’re the type with a hot temper and loose lips — if drama always seems to “find” you — then you may want to forgo this mode of expression. But if you’re interested in moving past your divorce and helping others in the process, it’s a great option.

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